POLICE are appealing for information after a Barnsley man died in a collision near Sherburn-in-Elmet.

The collision happened shortly after 10.30pm on Monday on the B1222, when a green Renault Clio left the road and landed in a channel of water known as Bishop Dyke.

A 21-year-old man died at the scene in a channel of water and a second man, also in his twenties, sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time of collision or saw a green Renault Clio travelling towards Sherburn-in-Elmet in the minutes leading up to the incident and to anyone who witnessed or passed the incident, to contact them, particularly if they saw this vehicle with any other vehicles or any other vehicles around this area at this time.

“Anyone who may have dashcam footage of the vehicle before the collision or of the collision, is also asked to get in touch.

“If you can assist the investigation, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team, or email emma.drummond@northyorkshire.police.uk.

“Please quote reference 12210268428 when passing on information.”